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(1977). American Imago. XXXII, 1975: Antonioni's "Blow-Up": From Crib to Camera. Melvin Goldstein. Pp. 240-263.. Psychoanal Q., 46:350.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: American Imago. XXXII, 1975: Antonioni's "Blow-Up": From Crib to Camera. Melvin Goldstein. Pp. 240-263.

(1977). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 46:350

American Imago. XXXII, 1975: Antonioni's "Blow-Up": From Crib to Camera. Melvin Goldstein. Pp. 240-263.

When reviewing films, Goldstein assumes that "each detail, every nuance … [contributes] to the whole" and is "essential to [the] creation of a coherent work of art." This is in contrast to other critics who, not recognizing Blow-Up as a unified and coherent artistic creation, concentrated on its supposed flaws. Goldstein argues convincingly that the film is a study of a voyeur unable to take full advantage of his heterosexual opportunities and restricted to using his eyes, sometimes through his camera, as his means of sexual gratification. Thus Blow-Up is a collection of screen images through which the protagonist, like an infant in a crib, observes adult sexual behavior without the dangers of participation.

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(1977). American Imago. XXXII, 1975. Psychoanal. Q., 46:350

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